Lyric Security System: Burglary Alarm Sounder Option

Lyric Security System: Burglary Alarm Sounder Option


Hi, DIY-ers. Sterling with Alarm Grade here. And today we’re
going to show you a great feature on
the Honeywell Lyric that wasn’t available on
the Honeywell Lynx Touch, and that’s the burglary
alarm sounder option. All right, so if we
use our installer code programming, Tools, 4, 1, 1,
2, we can get into programming. This system is
not yet associated for any kind of
monitoring services, so because Honeywell Lyric
is really a system best used with alarm monitoring
through an AlarmNet provider, it always wants to
associate with an account. Just ignore these screens
for these purposes. Has nothing to do with the
video we’re showing you here, just because we
haven’t yet associated is why we’re getting
that prompts. All right, now that
we’re in programming, you’ll notice this
screen, if you’re at all familiar
with the Lynx touch system is very, very similar– a little bigger, so
you have the fifth row without having to toggle down,
but Sounder is an option. And within Sounder you
have a couple of options. How long will the sounder
go into alarm mode when there’s an alarm
before it times out? Do you want the system
to make a loud beep when you use your key fob
so you know it’s armed, and that’s the arm confirmed? This burglary alarm sound
option is a new one. And I should say
it’s sort of– well, it’s been there
on the Lynx Touch, but it never really
did anything. Now it’s there and it
actually does something. On the Lynx Touch,
if you’ve ever selected that no, because
you wanted the panel not to make a loud noise– whether it’s because
you’re testing the system or because you’ve installed
the system in a spot where you don’t want an
intruder to hear the siren and know where the system is– of course, the system supports
advanced protection logic, which will protect for
that kind of break-in, but if you’re not monitored
maybe you wanted to protect it by turning the siren off– on the Lynx Touch there
was no way to do it. This burglar alarm
sound, even set to no, it made a similar sound– slightly different
pitch and tone, but still a very loud siren. So it was a confusing feature. A lot of people
thought and assumed– even we did, when we
first got the Lynx Touches many years ago– that by selecting that
to be no, you’re saying don’t have the alarm go off. They finally– I don’t know
if it was a bad feature on the Lynx Touch or a thing
they reworked because there was some confusion, but now on
the Lyric when you select this to no and save it and
exit the Home screen– [BEEPING] –aside from any
volume selection, which we’ve shown you in another
video, is selectable by here, and that only affects the
voice and the feedback tones and the chimes. That burglary alarm
sound literally turns off the internal
siren for the system. On a Lynx Touch the
only way to do it was to disconnect the physical
siren internally in the panel, and then you would
lose the voice and the chime and all the rest. With the Lyric, you actually can
turn off the internal sounder and still have it give you the
feedback, the button presses, and the voice enunciations. However, when you put it
into a full alarm mode, you don’t hear the
loud, piercing siren. You hear a more limited siren. And we’re going
to show you that. [TONE] So we put it into a panic mode. This is an audible alarm panic. You can hear how quiet that is. That’s because we have
our burglary alarm sounder set to no. If we disarm– Disarmed. Not ready to arm. You can hear, panel’s
still speaking to us, still giving us feedback. If we were to hold
the panic button and set off the fire alarm– [BEEPING] You can hear, instead of
the steady burglary sounder, you have the
temporal pulse three, which is the industry
standard for fire, the beep beep beep with a
pause, and then a repeat. But you can here again
that it’s very, very quiet. Fire alarm. Fire emergency. [BEEPING] And when disarming– Disarmed. Ready to arm. –if we jump back
into programming, we have to disarm– see this alarm cancel
message at the top? We have to hit the
Home button twice. Disarmed. Ready to arm. Do one more disarm, which will
clear the latched alarm cancel messages, and now
we can access Tools. So when we do 4112
and we click Save, we acknowledge the
AlarmNet 360 side, what we’re going to do is go back
in, re-enable the burglary alarm sounder, which turns the
internal siren back on, and we’ll go ahead and set off
those two panics one more time so you can hear the difference. So now we select it to
yes, make sure to save it. And again through sounder
level of programming. And now if we press
and hold the panic, we’ll do the local alarm first. [LOUD TONE] Much louder. Disarm, disarm
twice to clear it, and if we try again on the fire. [LOUD BEEPING] Temporal pulsing,
but still very loud. Disarm twice, which clears
our alarm cancel message and that shows you how, whether
it’s for testing purposes– if you’re doing your
full installation and you want to go around
and activate your zones and you don’t want to
scare your neighbors or have everyone in the house
have to deal with that sounder, you can temporarily turn it
off, or if you have any reason to feel like you want
to hide the panel and not have it go into
that full loud alarm noise, instead of having to
internally disconnect anything like you would on
the Lynx Touch, the Lyric actually lets
you programmatically change that through the sounder
burglary alarm sound option. So we hope that’s
a helpful feature. We certainly think it’s an
improvement over the Lynx Touch. And we get that question
a lot on the Lynx Touch, is how do I turn my siren off? And it used to be, well, there’s
this kind of funny feature that you would think does it
but doesn’t actually do it. Now that funny feature
has been turned into a true feature
that actually turns off the internal sounder. So we think that’s a big
improvement on the Honeywell Lyric, and a great
job by Honeywell to give some added functionality
that, whether you’re testing or hiding the panel,
would be a really good feature to use. So we hope you’ve enjoyed this
video on turning off the alarm sounder in your Lyric panel. We invite you to email us any
questions about the feature, [email protected],
and please do subscribe to our
channel so that all of the new videos that we’ll
be releasing, explaining how this great new Honeywell
Lyric system works, you’ll have great access to.

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4 Replies to “Lyric Security System: Burglary Alarm Sounder Option”

  1. Is this a good system to get if I don't like the very loud noises of buglar alarms, but still want to be protected?

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